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Asia's heritage trend : examining Asia's present through its past

Title
Asia's heritage trend : examining Asia's present through its past / edited by Jongil Kim and Minjae Zoh.
ISBN
9781032500652
1032500654
9781032500669
1032500662
9781003396765
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
viii, 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Summary
"Kim and Zoh bring together a team of contributors to analyse the role of heritage studies across Asia, and its impact on Asia and its constituent countries. Is there such a thing as 'Asian heritage'? Is it more helpful to understand Asia as a single unit, or as a set of sub-regions? What can we learn about Asia's present through its archaeology and heritage? Covering a wide range of countries, including Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, the contributors to this book address these key questions. In doing so they look at a number of critical issues, such as UNESCO World Heritage status, cultural propaganda, cultural erasure and difficult heritage. While addressing Asia's past they also observe key issues within present-day Asia, further providing conceptual and practical insights into the methods that are being applied to the study of Asia's heritage today. A valuable resource for scholars and students of Asian history and culture, archaeology, heritage studies, anthropology and religious studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Asia's heritage trend New York : Routledge, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 23, 2024
Series
Routledge contemporary Asia series.
Routledge contemporary Asia series
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
List of contributors
Introduction / Jong-Il Kim and Minjae Zoh
Asia's heritage trend: underpinning the existing components and perspectives / Minjae Zoh
Heritage values in comparative perspective / John Carman
An observation of Asia's sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list through data analysis of the criteria for selection / Ilhong Ko, Minjae Zoh and Jun Young Park
Silk Road narratives in East Asia: cultural heritage, cultural propaganda and cultural erasure / Susan Whitfield
Archaeology, politics and diplomacy in Afghanistan: the international years (1946-1978) / J. Eva Meharry
Asia's difficult heritage-making between nationalism and transnationalism: colonial prisons in South Korea, Taiwan, and China / Hyun Kyung Lee and Shu-Mei Huang
Political uses of sacred heritage at the Shwedagon Pagoda in British Burma (1824-1948) / Alicia Stevens
Rights to heritage and the environment in Thailand: a case study of the Kaeng Krachan Forest complex / Alisa Santikarn
The people of Angkor / Alison Kyra Carter and Miriam T. Stark
The enigmatic jars of Laos: recent archaeological research on the Plain of Jars / Dougald O'Reilly and Louise Shewan
Leave no stone unturned: exploring behavioural variability in expedient stone tool assemblages / Benjamin J. Utting
Asia's heritage trend: lessons learned and moving forward / Jong-Il Kim
Index.
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